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    March 17, 2013
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after all of obama's hard work and wrangling over the budget, he has managed to cut the growth of federal spending by two percent. congratulations, mr. president. van jones said that was racist. but that was a direct quotation. know why he did not know that? because he is lazy. according to liberals, these are racist dog whistles, which be why only debbie wasserman schulz and rachel maddow can hear them.
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obama has his own words. he says investments, and he means government spending. meanss revenue, and he taxes. he says dr. lincoln is in the library, and he means, "distract michelle. i'm going out for a smoke." remember, republicans agreed to raise taxes, and in exchange, we're supposed to be taking an ax to the budget. he wants to raise taxes again. remember this the next time some journalist asks a republican, cassette and are you saying you would not take $1 in tax hikes in exchange for $10 in budget cuts?"-- "are you saying you would not take $1 in tax hikes in exchange for $10 in budget cuts?" we are the indians and the obama
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administration are andrew jackson. we have been through this before. the democrats tripled the budget. it is not true that it was reagan's tax cuts that led to the deficit. the problem was for every additional dollar that came in to the internal revenue service, the democrats were spending another $3. then reagan's knuckle head of a vice president, the first george bush, unable to learn from the first kick of a mule, made the exact same deal with democrats. he raised taxes in exchange for promised cuts in spending. hikell gladly take a tax today for a cut in spending on tuesday." once again, democrats raised spending. it would be like journalists going to tribal chiefs circa 1890 and saying sarcastically, "are you telling me you would not give of 1 acre of land for a guaranteed promise of 10 acres of land?"
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and then 10 years later, "we are going to be needing nebraska and south dakota, too." obama claims he wants to keep taxes low for the middle class. let me tell you for the 400 people still left in the middle class, they could not be happier. obama also said he had to shut down white house tours because of the sequestered. do not worry, though -- the $250 million for the muslim brotherhood, that is safe. the federal grant to study the sex habits of gophers -- that is safe. we also apparently have enough money for the government to spy on americans' personal finances. did you see that? reuters reported that obama is drawing up a plan to allow our spy agencies to scour the personal finances of americans. most americans do not care.
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after four years of obama, they do not really have any personal finances to scour. most of them told obama, "let me know if you find anything." [laughter] i do not know why republicans keep saying we have to cut spending to save entitlement programs for our grandchildren. we have to cut spending to save entitlements for today's 45- year-olds. on today's spending rate, 45- year-olds will not receive any medicare. liberal's response is to say the medicare is the most popular program in history. that is not saying much. they determined that by asking the recipients of medicare, do you like medicare? that is like asking 6-year-olds are birthdays a good idea? despite the non-fox media claim
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that we're a center-left nation, in fact, republicans still hold the house of representatives, they are up for election every two years. thereason we don't have senate because republicans keep screwing up. i can think of 10 senate seats that with pissed away from narcissism, greed, or stupidity. [applause] lastme one example in the 10 year where is the democrats gave up a winnable seat. no, that hasn't happened. passion is great but in politics scoring is all that counts. we can't anticipate every candidate's mistake but we can stop encouraging our candidates to show off for the base by taking positions that are not our positions. it is no the position of the national rifle committee that a
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woman should be forced to carry the baby of her rapist. i think our position is -- no, absolutely exception for rape and incest. now let's talk about the other 99% of abortion. [applause] hey, where did all the democrats go? i think our position is also, let's talk about locking up the rapist and not giving him a right to vote like the democrats want to. [applause] but on the basis of this one boneheaded statement by todd aiken in missouri, democrats had their talking point. rp relationships are waging a war on women. if we were doing that i was not at that meeting. i would have told them that it is too late the democrats already won that war.
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the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention this year was civil rights rapist bill clinton. [applause] the convention featured a tribute to teddy kennedy who has the only confirmed kill in the war on women. [applause] mansonexpected charles to show up on night three. some taxpayers don't want to pay for someone else's birth control. i think that haircut is birth control enough.
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your average democrat believes crazier than todd aiken but the democrats don't let their candidates open their mouths and stay stupid stuff. otherwise, you would have democrats saying that abortion shower funded federally, confiscate all guns. democrats tell their candidates open your mouth and we'll kill you. muchdition to, being better at stealing elections, democrats are much crueler to those who hurt the democratic party. they don't get book contracts or radio gigs or tv gigs for harming the democratic party. where is howard dean's tv show? if we focused on what is really causing problems, they are to say that the problem republican party is
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the conservative principles. conservativism is the only thing that the republicans have going for them. [applause] in gallop polls over the last 20 years, about twice as many americans call themselves conservative over liberal or republicans. conservativism is a winning feature, which brings me to a final point. that is the scapegoating of a fake republican establishment. that allows that the real republican establishment to plot and scheme undetected. what will public policy will harm average americans, drive up unemployment, change america permanently in negative ways and on the other hand will be supported by businessmen who will never vote for a republican anyway?
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as far as i can tell you that republican talk radio and tv shows will vote for it. there's many consequences to amnesty but if amnesty goes through then america will become california and no republican will ever win another election. [applause] richard nixon and ronald reagan will never elect another republican. want see why democrats amnesty why on earth is marco rubio and these bushes pushing for it. they are panicked and
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demoralized after the last election. stop panicking republicans. liberal writing the obituary of the republican party right now remind me of new homeowners at the height of the housing bubble. people announce their complete triumph moments before their crushing defeat. our job -- our job is to ensure democrats have that crushing defeat. thank you and ill take some questions. [applause] >> go ahead. >> do you believe that chris christie should have been
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invited to cpac this year? >> the nominee? >> chris christie invited to speak? >> oh, did you see his convention speech? >> yes. >> it was really bad. [laughter] havet say, as you know, i loved chris christie i am a single voter against amnesty so christie is off my list. [applause] our next speaker ted cruz is still on my list. [applause] >> good evening. i'm from ohio. is there any advice you can give us young, vocal, black conservatives for dealing with the liberal mob and will you go on a date with me? [applause]
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>> yes, absolutely, young man, i need a note from your mother. [laughter] what was this advice for? [laughter] i'm already imagining our date. advice for young black conservatives? >> yes. >> well, i have good news, back to the amnesty issue. i've been saying this in nearly every radio interview and try to slip it into every column i right -- write, mitt romney won 20% of black voters under the age of 30. that is an astounding number. blacks and republicans go together like chocolate and peanut butter.
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democrats stole them away about lying about the history of ofil rights and the history republicans. i think the reason that romney did so well among young black males they want jobs and they don't want to compete against illegal aliens for jobs. [applause] blacks have been in this country longer than their roots in america go longer than most whites. i think we o -- owe them more than someone who just ran across the border. >> this is daniel rivera. i have a two-prong question for you. i have my mother's signed consent, we can go on a date. much has been made of the
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republican party need for a facelift. it is a little bit annoying. we have been doing horribly with minorities and women. i'm wondering what your thoughts of the first part of the question and the second much has been made about the g.o.p. divided. you have speakers like marco rubio and ron paul. they have vastly different. i was wondering your thoughts on that too. >> first of all, this problem that the party of this is old white men our average age was about 15 years younger than at the democratic convention. [applause]
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i maybe exaggerating slightly but not by much. i get the feeling that republicans want to take us back, i look at the democratic national convention, it is jimmy carter, teddy kennedy. who is trying to bring you back here? republicansroups don't do well with, i think -- well, we're doing well, with white women, with married women, single married. mitt romney did better with receiver single demographic than john mccain. more of them voted for mitt romney than voted for mccain. the only two groups that voted more for mccain than romney were asians and hispanics, the two largest immigrant groups this country has been taken in for the last 30 years. teddy kennedy specifically
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designed his immigration act of 1965 to change america temperature graphically without checking with the american people. it is impossible to immigrant here from europe. 80% of our immigrants come from the third world, 60% of them go on welfare, the higher percentage of native-born americans. we have a more dependent society. we have people who want welfare and we cannot get the votes of the dependent society without changing our policies. they are awful people, those democrats. every time -- [applause] every time a woman has a child out of wedlock, they think oh, great another democratic voter. every time a family gets divorced another democratic voter. every time someone goes on welfare, they think fantastic another democratic voter.
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we offer jobs and opportunities, and i hope we offer a change to our suicidal immigration policies. [applause] >> do you agree that here at cpac that there was not a conservative to beat it was a boston liberal to beat with mr. romney. i want to ask you, if you can clarify why it is important mr. bush not be our nominee and mr. christie not be our nominee and mr. cruz the real conservatives that are throughout for us today? thank you. [applause] >> i would like to give you rule for choosing our next presidential nominee. i don't have a candidate yet but i have rules who should not be running. i made this mistake so i'm not
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blaming any of you. having included pat buchanan -- you can't run a congressman. i learned that. au can't run a governor from small state. people who have not won and won elections in a mid-size state. you're looking at governors and senators. let's see how they debate. look at their positions then. lastld not get to sleep night so instead of counting sheep i counted republican candidates. we have a good list of them. we have the governor of nevada. he's pro-choice and maybe we can change him. i'm a single issue voter against amnesty. there is rick snyder of michigan. paul, the governor of maine.
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there is, sorry, chris christie of new jersey i will be against him unless he changes on am northwest city. there is rick scott of florida. in the senate, you have ron johnson, ted cruz and i say we -- scott walker. you have your favorites out there. i should also tell you at this moment i have height requirements. your you did not hear favorite senator or governor put them next to the clown at the rollercoaster. see if he hits the height requirement. i would not get to close to any
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one candidate. let's see how they do in a debate. let's see what their position on amnesty. thank you. drive safely. [applause] was the keynote speaker at the closing session of this -- tend cruz was the keynote speaker of the closing session of this year's cpac conference. he spoke for about 35 minutes. ♪
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>> thank you so very, very much. it is great to be in a roomful of patriots. we are here in washington at a moment of time. i mean, of course, the sequester. in honor of the sequester, for each of you who went to dinner tonight, your meals were reduced by 2.4%. i can see the looks of hunger and famine in your eyes. i do not know how you are possibly still able to stand on
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98.6% of your dinner. i will always be haunted by the site -- sight of newt gingrich's macy is face. it is like ann hathaway in les miserables. other than sequestration, not much is happening in washington. we had an eminence free day in the republican party where rand paul and me were described as wacko birds. when we first heard that, we thought it was a new kind of drone. if standing for liberty and standing for the constitution makes you an wacko bird, then
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tell to me a proud wacko bird. [cheers and applause] and i think there are more than a few other wacko birds gathered here today. i am going to tell you if, the biggest surprise since coming to washington -- people ask you what surprised you when you came to washington. the biggest surprise has been the defeatist attitude among so many republicans who have been in washington along time. i cannot tell you how many times people have wanted to that me on the head and say, that is nice. you can vote no and we will just louis. it is utterly maddening. i will -- you can voting no and we will just lose.
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it is utterly maddening. i will tell you something the media does not know. for the past three weeks, conservatives have been winning. we are winning because of you. three specific examples in the last three weeks. a couple of weeks ago, i was honored to join my friend, rand paul, as he stood for 13 hours
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on the floor of the senate. [cheers and applause] when he started at 11:47 in the morning, there were more than a few senators, republican senators, who saw what he was doing as odd or even quotic -- quixotic. he said we are going to stand for the constitution. we are going to stand until this administration ethnologist limits on its power. -- until this administration acknowledges limits on its power. attorney general eric holder testified at a judiciary hearing. i asked him the question. is it constitutional for the united states government to kill a u.s. citizen on u.s. soil if that individual does not pose an imminent threat. his answer was, it would not be appropriate.
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my response was, i am not asking for your opinion on propriety. you are the chief legal adviser for the united states of america. does the department of justice have an opinion on whether the department of justice can kill u.s. citizens on u.s. soil. three times he responded, it would not be appropriate. it was almost as if he did not understand the question. maybe that says something about how the left sees constitutionality. in their minds, appropriately and constitutional are one in the same. he really expressed frustration. i told you we are not going to do it. don't you trust me? and the answer is exactly that. no, we do not trust you. and we do not trust the next guy or the next guy or the next or whether he is a democrat
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republican. [applause] james madison observed in the federalist papers that if men were angels, no government would be necessary. there are not a whole lot of angels in washington. thomas jefferson explains, the entire purpose of the constitution is to bind the mischief of government. when rand stood there alone, something incredible began to happen. mike lee and i came early on to support him. then another senator and then another senator. as the night drew on, we saw one after another. we saw 20 house members show up
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on the floor of the senate. [applause] i did not know they knew where the senate floor was. and something so powerful happened, which is each of you engaged. it captivated the country as the american people looked at suddenly elected leaders doing something we have not seen in a long time, standing for principle. [cheers and applause] that was -- the filibuster was the first time in my life i have ever spoken on the floor of the senate. [applause] to my grave, i will owe rand paul a debt of gratitude. that the first time i spoke on the senate, i had the opportunity to retry this -- read travis' letter from the alamo.
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the day of the filibuster was the 177th anniversary of the fall of the alamo. i observed to rand, a native- born texan, that if davy crockett and jim gould alive today, they would have been standing shoulder to shoulder with him on the floor of the senate. [applause] i got to read from shakespeare's st. chrispin' -- crispin's day speech. there are some senators who were not there that night who have held their manhoods cheap and as a result. [cheers and applause] i got to read the opening
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monologue from the great movie, patton. cleaned up a little bit to make it suitable for television. it got to read president ronald reagan's 1964 a time for choosing speech. [cheers and applause] as they say in the beer commercial, it don't get no better than this. a second example is sequestration. sequestration has actually gone into effect. the white house is astonished. all of us remember the president's scare america tour. he went all over the country talking about the dramatic consequences. washington, d.c. is the only place on earth where the phrase draconian 2% cuts can be
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uttered. [laughter] after a while, the president was self parody as he described the consequences of a 2.5% cut. it reminded me of the scene from ghost busters when bill murray is talking about the end of the world, cats and dogs living together. thelf expected to see marshmallow man come walking out. [applause] but the white house was certain republicans were going to fold under and cave. instead, we stood around and got the first small step. i underscore it is a small step to reining in our debt. [applause]
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and a third example. last week we voted on an amendment i authored to repeal funding for obamacare. [cheers and applause] i will confess, a couple of weeks ago when i said i would offer this amendment, more than a few of my colleagues were not thrilled. and yet, we saw every single republican in the senate vote unanimously to defund obamacare. [applause] and the democrats all stood
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together to keep imposing the economic costs, the harm of people losing their insurance as employers are being forced to reduce their hours and insurance premiums are skyrocketing on young people. every democrat vote together to maintaining obamacare even if it pushes us into a recession. exactly right. [applause] but something that has not happened in a long time is happening. we are winning right now. what i want to address with you this evening at the end of this fantastic conference -- and i hope one of these days ann coulter will learn to speak her mind. [laughter] if we can get her to come out of that shell, she could have some powerful things to say. what i want to talk about today is the question, how do we keep winning? i will suggest two simple steps. number 1, defense the
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constitution. [cheers and applause] -- defend the constitution. number 2, champion growth and opportunity. the send -- defend the constitution. liberty is under assault from every direction. the second amendment is in president obama and the senate democrats' cross hairs right now. we did receive helpful advice from joe biden. if you have any threats at home, go at home with a double barreled shotgun and fired into the air. that is useful if you are being attacked by a flock of geese. or a drone.
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[cheers and applause] so maybe joe biden stumbled onto something after all. this past week, we had a hearing in the senate judiciary committee. a senior democrat explained to me that questions about the constitution have no role in the u.s. senate. because, she explains, it is congress' job to pass laws and the supreme court can decide whether to throw them out or not. do you know what? that statement is exactly the
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problem. [applause] that statement is reminiscent of nancy pelosi when she was asked what is the constitutional basis of obamacare and her answer was, are you serious? there are a whole lot of politicians, democrats and republicans, in washington who have not looked at the constitution in a long, long time. let me answer speaker pelosi. yes, we are serious. [cheers and applause] the second amendment provides for the rights of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. [cheers and applause] what part of shall not be infringed did they not understand?
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it does not just end with the second amendment. bigfirst amendment is a target in congress. set aside their love for regulating campaign speech because it seems every campaign elected official hates when the people dare criticize. tomorrow is st. patrick's day. my irish mother recently reminded me that it is more than a little ironic that the national party that was the first national party to nominate the first two major party candidates to be president is today fighting a war on religious liberty. it shows just how far we have gone to ask, what would john f. kennedy or al smith say to a
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democrat party that says to the catholic church, change your religious beliefs or we will use our power of the federal government to shut down your charity and your hospital? [applause] there was a time when standing for religious liberty enjoyed bipartisan support. we need to get back to that. [applause] there is the fifth amendment, which provides that none of us shall be provided -- denied life without due process of law. somehow, a drone from the sky hitting you from a cafe is not my definition of due process of law. [applause] amendmenthe fourth
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that protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. we need to repeal the ndaa. [cheers and applause] the federal government does not have the authority to indefinitely detained a u.s. citizen on u.s. soil without due process of law. [applause] there is the 10th amendment. something our omnipotent federal government seems to have forgotten all about. the 10th amendment provides that the powers not given to the federal government are reserved for the states and for the people. [applause] how did we get a $16.50 trillion national debt? we have a federal government
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that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats and our light bulbs. we need to get back to the constitution. article 6 of the constitution provides that the constitution shall be the supreme law of the land. there is an ongoing effort to undermine united states' sovereignty. before i was in the senate, i was the solicitor general of texas. we stood up to the world court and to the united nations. [applause] we stood up to the president of the united states, who happen to be a republican. court before the supreme of the united states and said, no president, republican or
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democrat, has the authority to give away u.s. sovereignty. [applause] we have seen republicans willing to stand up to republican presidents. my question to you is where were the democrats when rand and the rest of us were standing on the floor on drones? [cheers and applause] the second thing we need to do is we need to champion growth and opportunity. people are hurting right now. we are in the midst of what i call the great stagnation. president obama is one of only two presidents's world war ii to face double-digit unemployment. for the last -- but she
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presidency post-world war ii to face double-digit unemployment. there was one only time when we have had less than 1% economic growth. that was from 1979 to 1883. coming out of jimmy carter and following the same policies of out of control debt, taxes, regulation. president reagan came in facing that stagnation. he implemented policies the exact opposite of barack obama. 1979 to 1983, economic growth was zero. -- 0.8%. obama did not learn the lesson from reagan that if he wants to
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have economic growth, you cut spending and you cut taxes. [applause] you don't send regulators like locus to destroy small businesses and jobs. do you know, if president obama had followed the reagan policy and we had seen the identical growth that president reagan saw in inheriting the same lousy economy that president obama did. do you know we would have seven million additional new jobs in america. let met help that i can make more concrete. seven million more jobs that is equivalent to giving a job to every man, women, and child in chicago, houston, philadelphia, and boston. that's what we're talking about. [applause] presidenttion under
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obama doesn't fall uniformly. if you so happen to be a tax lawyer or environmental lawyer, you're doing great right now. but i'll tell you the people that are hurting the most are those are the struggling and the least well off among us. under president obama, hispanic unemployment climbed to 10%, african american to 14%. unemployment for young people ages 16-19 over 25%. that's why for a long time i've been championing what i call opportunity conservativism, which is every republican, every conservative should focus on easing the steps of the economic ladder. splange how ore free market system has served as the most
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incredible engine for opportunity, for millions of people to come with nothing and achieve anything. the policies that barack obama do not work and the people that are hurting the most are young people, african americans, hispanic, single moms are those finding their opportunities shut off to reach the american dream. so we need to champion growth. growth at every stage to get the economy booming. we need to repeal obamacare. [applause] we need to repeal dodd-frank. [applause] talk a a bill you don't have to read further than the title. [laughter] we need to eliminate corporate
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welfare. [applause] we need to build the keystone pipeline. we need to reign in the e.p.a. [applause] you know, in west texas the e.p.s. a trying to use a lizard to shut down oil and gas productions. my view of lizards, they make darn fine boots. [applause] we need to audit the fed. [applause] we need to stop e.q. infinity. we need to abolish obama education. [applause]
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education is too important for it to be governed by bureaucrats in washington taking away from parents and kids. and we need to champion school choice. [applause] theels civil rights issue of the next generation. i would like to see more democrats going and splange to young kids trapped in failing schools, young hispanic, young african american why they are willing to consign another generation to not have a fair and equal shot at the american dream. [applause] we need to stand with israel. [applause] but we need to stop sending foreign aid to nations that hate us.
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just two weeks ago, president obama canceled white house tours and sent $250 million to egypt. with no conditions, no strings attached, nothing focused on u.s. national security. he simply wrote a check.
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we need to get back to growth and opportunity. now, listen spreading the message that our policies work, their policies don't. that government control hurts those struggle technology make the american dream the i can promise you something, abc, nbc, "the new york times" none them are going to help spread the message. we have something more powerful. we have each and every one of you. [applause] the world has changed. there are no longer gate keepers that can decide what the american people get to hear and what they don't get to hear. so i'm here today asking for
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each and every one of your help telling the story. how many of you have a cell phone on you right now? i'm going to ask you to take out your cell phones and text word growth to the number 33733. wordagain that is the growth, to 33733. ben you do that, you will joining us in helping spread the word, helping spread the word that freedom works, free market policies work. the greatest avenue for improving the condition of those struggle technology achieve the american dream is limiting government and entrepreneurs. when you get home go to jobgrowth. .org. we're developping a pro growth
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economic agenda that can be a contract for america for conservatives to get the going and to spread opportunity. i ask for your input, your help developing concrete progrowth policies to bring americans together and get our economy back. you know 10 weeks ago, i arrived in washington, d.c. to be sworn into office. when i stood on the floor of the senate, with my hand on the family bible, i couldn't help but think back to 1957. 1957, my father came from cuba. inhas been -- had been prison, he was tortured and he came to america and did not
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speak a word of establish, he washed dishes making 50 cents an hour. as i stood on the senate floor, if someone came up to that 18- year-old kid as he was washing dishes, and suggested to him that 55 years later his son would be sworn into office as a united states senator representing the great state of texas. [applause] that would have been unimageable. beyonduld have been anything he would possible conceived. yet, there was my father sitting in the gallery looking down as i took the oath of office. [applause]
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my dad is here today, i would like him to stand up. i love you, dad. [applause] in our family that was a powerful, powerful moment. examplejust one small of the incredible freedom and opportunity this country provides. the history of the world, there is has been no nation on eartha has listed so many people with nothing to prosperity. that is if legacy we're for.ing because everyone one of us is here because we want to make sure our kids, our grandkids
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has the same opportunity, same liberty, the same prosperity that we are blessed to enjoy. [applause] note here because we're willing to give up on america. we are facing a fundamental choice. a choice that cuts across all issues, it is a choice between surrendering or standing up now. -- to dend our liberty. on guns, do we surrender or do we stand up now? dodrones do we surrender or we stand up now? on spending, do we surrender or do we stand up now? on debt, do we surrender or do we stand up now? and on the constitution, to do
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we surrender or do we stand up now? [applause] that, my dear friends is change we can believe in. thank you and god bless you. [applause] ♪
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>> the results of the annual ♪ [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national
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cable satellite corp. 2013] next, your comments and calls on "washington journal." >> the public is not paying as much attention as i am and those of us who are a part of this political community. there is what i call the political community. it is about 10 million people. it is the people who watch c- span. ."ey watch "meet the press they really care about politics a lot. .e had 130 million voters a lot of what goes on in politics in washington in journalism is background noise. fromackground noise comes the mainstream media and people
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forming an opinion of romney and obama and so on. . fox news does not reach most of those people. they get great ratings. they have a loyal audience. o'reilly show.l it is the most popular show on cable news. that is not the electorate. the conservative media only me -- reaches a tiny part of it. barnes tonighted at costa morning robert talked about future of the republican party. and then krystal ball